Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)
This white sauce recipe is a versatile and useful as a base for making cheese sauce or macaroni and cheese from scratch.
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 3/4 cup water
Directions, Reviews, Nutrition
Recipe makes 3 cups.
FOR HERB SAUCE:
PREPARE 1 cup White Sauce, adding 1 clove finely chopped garlic to butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, basil or sage to flour mixture. Proceed as above. Makes 1 cup.
FOR CHEESE SAUCE:
PREPARE 1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Eliminate the salt. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded or cubed processed cheese product until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
FOR CHEDDAR CHEESE SAUCE:
PREPARE 1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
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Perfect white sauce
This is great on pasta or as a "cream soup" base if you don't want to use canned soup. I added smoked paprika to it. It was perfect!
Tried this one the other night,added some "variations" to it,turned out very well & I will use this one again of that I am sure! We used it as an alfredo sauce. I was very surprised.
This is one of the best basic sauce recipes. It's easy, creamy and you can make so many additions. It's really fun to work with.
THIS RECEIPE IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.MY MOM USED TO MAKE CHICKEN WITH THIS SAUCE,INSTEAD OF WATER I USED FRESH CHICKEN STOCK AND I ALSO ADDED MUSHROOMS AND SOME ONIONS.VERY GOOD OVER EGG NOODLES.
Excelant sauce. I used it with noodles and meatballs. Like a swedish meatball. I just hope the extra stores well. ( In the frig ) Thank you for another wonderful easy recipe. Would give more stars if I could
Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 100
- Calories from Fat: 60
- Total Fat: 7g (11% of DV)
- Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% of DV)
- Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV)
- Sodium: 160mg (7% of DV)
- Carbohydrates: 6g (2% of DV)
- Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 2g
- Vitamin A: 4% of DV
- Vitamin C: 0% of DV
- Calcium: 8% of DV
- Iron: 0% of DV
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.